Album: Sticky Fingers
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While the Stones had dabbled with country going far back as at least as Aftermath’s “High and Dry,” it wasn’t until “Dead Flowers” that they well and truly wrote a great country song. No doubt the influence of Gram Parsons — who took country music far more seriously than Mick Jagger — on Keith Richards was a key factor in how much better “Dead Flowers” was than their previous attempts.